I have limited funds these days, so big and awesome gifts aren’t realistic right now. The hubby and I found out we were expecting triplets 13 months into marriage. We celebrated one “normal” Valentine’s Day…and the rest have been filled with newborns, and newborns-turned-toddlers. This year, I’m looking forward to surprising the hubby (who hopefully won’t see this ) with some simple Valentine’s gifts that communicate how much we all love and appreciate him…without breaking our piggy bank.
5 Simple Valentine’s Gifts for the Mom with Young Kids
1. Start the day with little “I’m thinking of you’s.”
Bring him his coffee, made the way he likes it. Iron his shirt for him. Make him a fancy omelette (or whatever would be considered a thoughtful breakfast ). Pack him a lunch with a love note inside. You get the idea – get his day off to a good start.
2. Get the kids involved.
Depending on the age of your kids, you can involve them, however simply, in the preparation for the day. Get dressed up, light candles, make a fun dinner. It can mean a lot for the hubby to walk in to see children jumping up and down – excited to see Dad and “surprise” him with whatever you have planned.
3. Write cards.
Or make them! While guys are sometimes not as “into” the card thing as we are, it can still be a blessing. I find the notes and cards I write to my hubby end up doing more for my heart as I contemplate on how thankful I am for this wonderful husband. That alone, I think, turns into a huge blessing for the hubby. And don’t forget to get the kids involved with this one, too! You can download a bunch of freebies from Pinterest!
4. Create an evening of fun.
If you’re in a similar season to me, wining and dining on the town isn’t gonna happen. But I can make a yummy dinner and probably a dessert (I’ve gotta make this one!)…and I’m thinking I can swing a movie on Netflix, or time playing a board game he likes.
5. Back massage.
This one probably is the hardest one for me, actually. I would much rather be the recipient – not gonna lie. But, again, I think that makes it all the more a blessing to my hubby. Check out this awesome DIY massage oil made with all natural ingredients!
Bonus tip: Any way you can make the focus on your spouse, great! Maybe your hubby hasn’t made it to the gym because life’s been so busy – hand him his gym bag when he walks in the door from work! Or maybe you are able to actually plan a night out – go for it! Get a sitter, make some pbj’s for the kids and head out for a night on the town with your love.
The point is that we can focus on our spouses, regardless of the amount of resources we have and the quantity of time we have. This is often where it is “the thought that counts.” The day may not be full of fancy heels and sparkly glasses of champagne. But God is honored by our attempts and our spouses are, too!
So, tell me in the comments what simple valentine’s gifts you’re giving this year! I can’t wait to hear!
Are you ready for some other Valentine ideas? I hope so! You will want to check out:
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- 5 Simple Valentine Gifts for the Mom With Young Kids
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- Surprise Your Valentine with Fabulous Gluten-Free Treats
- How to Surprise your Tech Savvy Valentine
- Tips for a Frugal Valentine’s Day
- The Ultimate Valentine Surprise
- Valentine Giveaway Fairies to the Rescue
- 50 Fun Date Ideas
- Romantic Winds are Blowing Your Way for Valentine’s Day
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